Dark Sphinx


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The Marcus Ashley Gallery is a one-stop destination for travelers, art enthusiasts, and avid collectors to view and buy superlative collections. The patrons have filled the spacious walkways of this brick-and-mortar establishment with the works of local, national, and international artists. Step into this colossal space to witness some of the world’s finest exhibits, including Michael Parkes art.

The artist revives traditional art techniques such as stone lithography and the alla prima painting style to elevate the narratives and themes of his work.

In Dark Sphinx, Parkes introduces a deep-toned mythical creature laying on a maiden’s lap. The half humanoid–half lion sphinx with falcon wings is regarded in history as a vicious creature that devours victims who fail to solve its riddle. Unlike its reputation, the sphinx in the artist’s litho print is anything but evil.

Stone lithography is a tedious process that produces remarkable results, and Parkes relies on it as a preferred medium. Tones appear richer and mellow in equal measures, giving his litho prints an ethereal finish.

Dark Sphinx extends a fascinating narrative that highlights the artist’s uncanny ability to produce life-life results. It’s the perfect addition to one’s growing collection of magic realism work.